Vickie Lynn Belk
The Vickie Lynn Belk Scholarship Foundation (VBSF) was created to honor Vickie Belk and to provide scholarships in her memory.
Vickie attended Minnie Howard Elementary School and graduated from T. C. Williams High School in 1969. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in 1974 from St. Augustine College in Raleigh, NC and she was a Management Analyst in the Office of Operations and Finance in the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.
The role of the VBSF Board is to assist in raising funds for graduating seniors at Oakland Baptist Church (OBC) in Alexandria, VA and provide opportunities that continue the legacy of Vickie Lynn Belk.
Approximately 100 scholarships have been awarded to the graduates of OBC. Through this scholarship, Vickie’s love for education and the youth of OBC continues.
2023 Scholarship Application Orientation
Many students feel overwhelmed as they begin the scholarship application process. A quick review of one strategy for completing scholarships may be helpful. This approach includes planning, organizing, getting ahead of deadlines and preparing for unexpected events. The unexpected events are called “Shake Ups” and the achievements are called “Success Shake Downs”.
“Preparing for Success”
The video clip above illustrates one approach to preparing for scholarships and organizing materials. It is not exhaustive but may be helpful for those who are having difficulties putting all of the pieces associated with applying for scholarships together.
40 Years Celebration
The 40th Anniversary of the Vickie Lynn Belk Scholarship was celebrated on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Oakland Baptist Church. Approximately 15 former recipients attended the event, and several addressed the audience and expressed the significance of receiving the Vickie Belk Scholarship.
Nya Bradshaw was the sole recipient for 2022. She was awarded a $5,000.00 scholarship.
To view pictures taken by Griffin Vision Media, click link: https://vicki-belk-scholarsh.griffinvisionmedia.com/
Nya Danaye Bradshaw
Ms. Nya Bradshaw is a former student at West Potomac High school, Alexandria, VA. She plans to attend Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. As a member of Oakland Baptist Church, Nya has been involved in the Cherubs Choir, Dance Ministry and Christmas Play. She is also a member of: the Black Student Union, College Partnership Program, & Future Business Leaders of America
Ms. Bradshaw’s counselor says: “Nya is a leader and not a follower. She knows who she is and what she stands for, and she challenges herself daily to become the best version of herself. She is passionate about her future, self-love, creating positive relationships, equality, balance, faith, Black history, progression, excellence, and positivity”. The program highlighted Nya’s achievements and aspirations. Several of the previous recipients provided updates and testimonials regarding their experiences since receiving the VBSF scholarship.
An awards program is held yearly to honor the Vickie Bell Scholarship Recipients. To view the program held in 2022, click the image below.
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
We have faith that all recipients will do great things. The Vickie Belk Scholarship Foundation and the Board of Directors wish all recipients continued success.
Vickie Belk Scholarship Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
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We thank GOD and those who were instramental in allowing this to happen so soon.
OBC and the Vickie Belk Scholarship Commitee, On behalf of the Belk Family we thank you for keeping Vickie’s legacy alive. This foundation is a blessing and a great way to expand access to the scholarship.